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Pegasus

#1,088 of 7,790 Restaurants in Chicago
#1,199 of 8,552 Places to Eat in Chicago
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130 S Halsted St, Chicago, IL 60661 (W. Adams St.)
2 blocks from the UIC-Halsted blue line "L". 5 blocks from Union Station. 1 block from Halsted bus stop.
(312) 226-3377
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Today
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Sat 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: In the heart of Greektown, you'll find Pegasus Restaurant & Taverna's...
In the heart of Greektown, you'll find Pegasus Restaurant & Taverna's delicious Mediterranean cuisine, a fine dining atmosphere, and great service! For nearly 25 years, we've enjoyed food and people and the act of bringing them together. From the moment you enter our doors, you're treated like a member of the Pegasus Restaurant & Taverna family! Our staff serves up true Mediterranean cooking that our families grew up eating. We work to educate diners about the delights of Greek cuisine - the health benefits of indigenous ingredients like extra virgin olive oil and plant-based foods, the savory flavors of lamb, and the welcoming atmosphere. Try our unforgettable Yuvetsaki pasta with tender morsels of beef braised with fresh plum tomatoes, olive oil, wine, and herbs, or our delectable Arni Pisto - slices of prime roasted leg of lamb in natural au jus! And don't forget to pair your meal with a glass of fine wine or treat yourself to one of our famous specialty cocktails. During the Summer months, be sure to plan a trip to enjoy our spectacular veranda featuring an unmatched eastern view of the Chicago skyline. Gather your friends or family and order some Mezethes - small plates that are made for sharing and a fantastic way to sample a variety of Greek dishes. Pegasus Restaurant & Taverna is the ultimate Greektown destination for enjoying good food, family, and friends. Come by today for lunch or dinner and taste all the best of what the Mediterranean has to offer!
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    Very good
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Night cap on the 2nd floor rooftop patio with amazing views of downtown Chicago!

We stopped here about 9:30 pm on a Thursday night to enjoy the views and weather. The outdoor patio on the 2nd floor was perfect (except maybe the blue oil-cloth table coverings). We ordered glasses of Greek wine and enjoyed the spectacular evening and views of downtown Chicago. It would probably... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 11, 2015
TravelingMomofFive
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Overland Park, Kansas
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  • Large groups
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Overland Park, Kansas
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43 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

We stopped here about 9:30 pm on a Thursday night to enjoy the views and weather. The outdoor patio on the 2nd floor was perfect (except maybe the blue oil-cloth table coverings). We ordered glasses of Greek wine and enjoyed the spectacular evening and views of downtown Chicago. It would probably be a nice place to dine as well, as... More 

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Ceasar M, Owner at Pegasus, responded to this review

I'm really glad you chose to take advantage of the view! I highly recommend you try some of the food next time! Hope to see you soon! All the best, Ceasar, Managing Partner More 

Nottingham, Maryland
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97 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

If you love Greek food, this restaurant is a must. I ordered the Spanakopita and a greek salad and enjoyed every bite! My son ordered the filet and he enjoyed his steak very much. The only thing negative about this place is that there is a bar next door, and on Friday night, the Pegasus had their very "large" windows... More 

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Ceasar M, Owner at Pegasus, responded to this review

I'm thrilled to hear that you love our Greek food! Sounds like you and your son had a great time! Hope to see you again soon! Ceasar, Managing Partner More 

Vineland, New Jersey
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122 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

It was our last night visiting our grandkids in the Chicago suburbs and we went for a family dinner. On our previous visits, since we enjoy Greek food and have been to Greece, we have eaten at other Greek restaurants, those in the suburbs. According to our son-in-law, this one is rated the best. When we arrived, the atmosphere was... More 

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Ceasar M, Owner at Pegasus, responded to this review

I'm sorry to hear you were disappointed! This comes as quite a surprise, actually, considering that most people rave about our food. However, I'm sure you just came on an off-day and invite you to give us another try. Take care! Ceasar, Managing Partner More 

White Lake, Michigan
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

We were a big group so it took a while to get our food but it was fantastic authentic Greek food. I had the combo plate 1 - don't remember the name, but it was all good. Baklava for dessert - soooo delicious. The staff was very friendly and attentive.

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Ceasar M, Owner at Pegasus, responded to this review

I'm really glad we could serve up some amazing Greek food for you and your friends, Jen! It's great to hear that we could accommodate you! Thanks for the support! All the best, Ceasar, Managing Partner More 

Malmö
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106 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

We stayed in a nearby hotel and thought we would go Greek for a change. It was good and with large portions, but we were not sure how home-cooked the food really was, having eaten much Greek food in Europe before. The calamares were served with ketchup, the gyros looked a bit industrially made. The atmosphere was good and the... More 

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Ceasar M, Owner at Pegasus, responded to this review

Sounds like we have some work to do to make it a truly authentic experience, Pomarinus. However, I guarantee you that our restaurant serves the most "home-cooked" or traditional Greek food one can find in Chicago. Our pan-fried Calamari is served with lemon and cocktail sauce (not ketchup), as is it traditionally served and expected in the United States. Also,... More 

Copenhagen, Denmark
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

I went to Pegasus on a Friday night. Location is really nice and the decoration in the restaurant does remind a Greek tavern. People are very helpful and polite. Being Greek, I was able to speak Greek with the waiters and that added a little bit of home sweet home feeling to the atmosphere. They have a great selection of... More 

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Ceasar M, Owner at Pegasus, responded to this review

I'm sorry we couldn't fully deliver on that authentic Greek experience, Manos! It can be rather difficult trying to manage the flavors of the old country with the differing tastes of the new, but we try our best. Unfortunately, some people don't have as sophisticated a palate as one would expect. Nevertheless, I'm glad you enjoyed the atmosphere. I hope... More 

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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

We went to Pegasus early this evening and found the food and the service to be excellent. We like Greektown but had never been to this restaurant before. Seven of ordered seven different entrees and everyone was very pleased. In addition to the delicious dinner, we appreciated the quiet, intimate atmosphere.

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Ceasar M, Owner at Pegasus, responded to this review

I'm so glad you had such a great time with us on your first visit, Maureen! I'm pleased that you loved the food and everyone in your party left satisfied. We hope to see you again soon! Take care, Ceasar, Managing Partner More 

Libertyville
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

The food is pretty good...a nice blend of traditional and modern stepped-up flavors. The atmosphere is a bit gaudy and over the top. Wait staff is friendly and efficient. Definitely worth trying if you have been or will be going to Greektown regularly, but if you are just visiting and only have time to try one restaurant, you might consider... More 

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Ceasar M, Owner at Pegasus, responded to this review

I'm glad you enjoy our take on Greek cuisine, Gordon! I realize there's a lot of options in Greektown for amazing food, so it's great to hear that we're definitely in the game. Hope to see you again soon! Take care! Ceasar, Managing Partner More 

Pomona, MO
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21 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

Ate here with the family on a Saturday night. Great food, reasonable prices, great atmosphere. Not rushed. The staff was what made the night- great people- fun, willing to humor us. All told a wonderful experience.

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Ceasar M, Owner at Pegasus, responded to this review

Glad we could make it such a great family night for you. I'm happy to hear that we could provide such great service. Hopefully we'll see you for many family nights to come! Take care! Ceasar, Managing Partner More 

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217 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

I simply love the food in this restaurant, they have a family dinner for a good price with incredible options. The only think that is really bad is that if you do not pay 20% gratuity they will treat you very bad!!! I think this is an absurd cause you can pay from 15% to 20% (this is the average... More 

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Ceasar M, Owner at Pegasus, responded to this review

I'm very sorry you didn't receive the service you expected, Cristina. While I'm glad you enjoyed the food, it's no excuse for rudeness. You're right to say that the customer gets to decide on the gratuity. However, for parties of 6 or more, it is customary (yet not mandatory) to give at least 18%. As for the rude comments made... More 

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Additional Information about Pegasus

Address: 130 S Halsted St, Chicago, IL 60661
Phone Number: (312) 226-3377
Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > West Loop
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Average Prices: USD $5 to $32
Cuisine: Seafood, Mediterranean, Greek, Vegetarian

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 130 S Halsted St, Chicago, IL 60661
    (W. Adams St.)
  • Public Transportation: 2 blocks from the UIC-Halsted blue line "L". 5 blocks from Union Station. 1 block from Halsted bus stop.
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > West Loop
  • Neighborhood: West Loop
  • Phone Number: (312) 226-3377

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD $5 to $32
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Mediterranean, Greek, Vegetarian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Large groups

Description

In the heart of Greektown, you'll find Pegasus Restaurant & Taverna's delicious Mediterranean cuisine, a fine dining atmosphere, and great service! For nearly 25 years, we've enjoyed food and people and the act of bringing them together. From the moment you enter our doors, you're treated like a member of the Pegasus Restaurant & Taverna family! Our staff serves up true Mediterranean cooking that our families grew up eating. We work to educate diners about the delights of Greek cuisine - the health benefits of indigenous ingredients like extra virgin olive oil and plant-based foods, the savory flavors of lamb, and the welcoming atmosphere. Try our unforgettable Yuvetsaki pasta with tender morsels of beef braised with fresh plum tomatoes, olive oil, wine, and herbs, or our delectable Arni Pisto - slices of prime roasted leg of lamb in natural au jus! And don't forget to pair your meal with a glass of fine wine or treat yourself to one of our famous specialty cocktails. During the Summer months, be sure to plan a trip to enjoy our spectacular veranda featuring an unmatched eastern view of the Chicago skyline. Gather your friends or family and order some Mezethes - small plates that are made for sharing and a fantastic way to sample a variety of Greek dishes. Pegasus Restaurant & Taverna is the ultimate Greektown destination for enjoying good food, family, and friends. Come by today for lunch or dinner and taste all the best of what the Mediterranean has to offer!
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am

Questions & Answers

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Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in West Loop

Neighborhood Profile
West Loop
Fulton Market, Randolph Market, Jackson Boulevard and Greek Town make up the West Loop. The neighborhood is best known as the location of Oprah Winfrey’s Harpo Studios, but this downtown neighborhood is also an up-and-coming spot for Chicago’s trendsetters. Several sub-neighborhoods within West Loop make this a unique neighborhood to visit. Dotted with factories and warehouses, West Loop is packed with various types of dining and nightlife options. If your timing is right, you can take part in neighborhood events like the West Loop Farmers Market, Craft Beer Fest, or the Randolph Street Market Festival.